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A week of debate ended in the state Senate Thursday on a bill that would raise the gas tax to help fix the state’s roads. Senate President Pro Tem Hugh Leatherman, R-Florence, said the debate was just a warmup for what is to come.
“We finally got started on the roads bill this week doing what I think really has to be done before we really get into the bill,” Leatherman told senators Thursday afternoon. “Let the members have their say on how they see it affects their constituents, affects the state.”
Leatherman gave senators marching orders to be prepared to move forward next week with the proposed legislation. “My thought with you is to come prepared to work nights as needed next week,” he said. [Read more…]